Glute Hamstring Thrusts To Build Muscle

The hamstrings and glutes are crucial to speed development and overall strength.  Unfortunately, they are often neglected. I picked through my archives and found two videos for you.  This first one is an exercise we have been calling a Glute Ham Thrust (instead of a squat thrust).  If you like this video please comment answering…

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Speed Training – Myth Busters Edition

Myth:  Gaining muscle will make me slow. Truth:  That’s a load of crap.  BUT there is some basis in truth…. I have heard this from 4-5 different parents.  Someone is feeding them a LOT of misinformation, and I think I know who… that’s a post for a different day.  Keep in mind most of the…

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Truth About Quickness Exclusive Bonuses!

You have probably read about the buzz surrounding the Truth About Quickness series that Kelly Baggett (Vertical Jump Bible) and Alex Maroko have come out with.  Alex and Kelly sent me a copy to review a few months back, and I gladly agreed AFTER I saw the DVD.  I don’t like pushing fluff.  However, this…

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Resistance Speed Training

Here is a good explanation of the the purpose and function of resistant sprints. I have experimented with overspeed training, as mentioned in the video, and it has been “okay” at best. Resistant sprints on the other hand have yielded better results. The issue with overspeed training (a bungee pulling you faster than you would…

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Synergy Athletics 3rd Annual Summer Football Camp

Attention all football players!  Synergy Athletics will be holdling its 3rd annual summer football camp on Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, July 12, at the Community Sportsplex on Robinson Hill Road in Johnson City.  We will be teaching both football skills and the latest in Strength & Conditioning training methods to help our athletes take their…

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BEWARE: COMMERCIAL GYM TRAINER ADVICE!

I just had a new player signed up to train for the winter. We ran through the program, which includes moving some serious weight. He seemed hesitant and informed me of what his old trainer from a local commerical gym has told him: “Don’t lift heavy weights, it will add too much muscle and slow…

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Power Running – You have to earn the extra yards!

A lot of people do not get to see the quality players in Division IAA football. Here is Adrian Peterson (not the one from the Vikings) earning the last 20 yards of an intense run. -J. HASHEY, CSCS-

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